Monthly Archive: January 2017

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Top 5 Interior Design Tips to Update Your Home

If you are thinking about how to update your home but, like many people, have a limited budget then take a look at these tips from an interior designer friend. None of them will cost too much (although your actual choice of products will, obviously, affect the price) and, just as importantly the changes will not cause too much disruption to your life.Some of the best tips are about combining patterns, texture and colour through the use of fabrics and distinctive artworks.

For some projects you will have to declutter your home or, at least, the room you are updating to be sure the redecoration runs are smoothly as possible.

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Is a Mans Home Still His Castle?

The British seem to have a continuing obsession with owning their own home in a way that,s ay, the French or Germans do not. This attitude is often linked to the housing boom that started in the 1980s when local authority housing was being sold off to tenants at knock-down prices and the mortgage market was deregulated. There was a slump (or re-correction) in the housing market in the late 80s but soon we were back on a relentless rise of property prices and more and more people started to view property as more of an investment than a place to create roots and build a home and life.

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Enhance Your Property Using Wooden Garden Structures

If you are looking to add value to your home and garden whilst making it a more enjoyable place to spend time then one of the most beneficial improvements you can make is to invest in a garden structure such as a wooden gazebo, arbor, summerhouse or pergola. This is because not only do they make a great focal point to the garden but they are also functional in their design as they can be utilized for numerous purposes such as outdoor entertaining (as the provide shade and shelter), relaxation spaces or a comfortable seating areas thus helping to enhance your outdoor lifestyle.

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4 Living Rooms With Beautiful Windows

Good light is one of the most important aspects of any home, which is why interior lighting schemes are a major part of any interior design project. The right light can completely change the ambience and bad lighting can detract from an otherwise well-designed space.

But just because we can create beautiful lighting artificially doesn’t mean we should neglect the natural light entering our homes and maximise it where we can. Here are some of my favourite room setting with wonderful windows that bring in as much natural light as possible. Even if the windows in your home are not as large and beautiful as these you can still improve the levels of natural light either with appropriate window dressings or by the more drastic measure of increasing the size of the window openings. These images might just inspire you to do that…

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Preparing Your Home for Guests

Ever invited someone to stay with you and felt a huge rush of panic the moment you remember the state the spare room is in? When you realise you forgot that several ‘car boot ready’ black bags, a spin bike, ten unopened boxes from the house move and a Christmas tree all obstruct anyone from even getting more than half a foot into the room, let alone staying in it.

What you probably want to do is slap those marigolds on and get waist deep in cleaning and tidying the room right now. But it needn’t be such a panicked affair.

Follow this list of tips to help you calmly and easily get your guest room guest ready

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Gazebos – Outdoor Entertaining Spaces for Your Garden

If you are lacking a decent outdoor space for relaxation and entertainment or your garden is looking a little dated then of the most popular up and coming trends in garden design is to erect a wooden gazebo. This is because not only do they provide an excellent focal point to your property they are also really functional and as such prove to be great value for money.